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Anderson, Emmett Lawrence

Rank and Name, Technical Sergeant Emmett Lawrence.

Unit/Placed in, Marine Observation Squadron 251 (VMO-251), Marine Corps.


Emmett is born approx. on April 3, 1917 in Missouri.

Mother, Maud E. Anderson.

Brother(s), Clyde M. and Francis L. Anderson.

Spouse, Dorothy Anderson.


Emmett enlisted the service in Missouri with service number # 273022.


Emmet was KIA when single hand attacked multiple Zero’s, probably shot him, near the Solomon Islands on Feb. 19, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Emmett is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://books.google.nl/books?id=J1NDlp4CvTcC&pg=PT50&lpg=PT50&dq=vmo-251&source=bl&ots=OJ7eINtBQr&sig=ACfU3U2Tj5daoHBiQOWVUgMQzyLoPHdeYg&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiAnt6qrNblAhWMI1AKHUg7DocQ6AEwEnoECAkQAQ#v=onepage&q=vmo-251&f=false

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

Technical Sergeant Emmett Anderson was an enlisted pilot serving with Marine observation squadron VMO-251. He was assigned to temporary aviation duty with Guadalcanal’s Cactus Air Force on 14 October 1942.

On 21 October 1942, Anderson piloted his Wildcat (F4F-4 02085) into a dogfight with twelve Zeros performing a sweep over Guadalcanal. He never returned from the flight, and likely fell victim to a Japanese pilot’s guns. No trace of his body or the wreckage of his aircraft was ever found.


Anderson was declared dead on 19 February 1945.

Marine Observation Squadron 251 (VMO-251)
Grumman Wildcat F4F
His Spouse Dorothy Anderson
Emmett Lawrence Anderson
His rank Technical Sergeant